Opinion

Irish All the Way Part One- An Irish World of Words

On their way west to California in 1853, the Fleming family stopped at Salt Lake City in search of their Mormon relatives, the Grahams. That night, family affection brought the tw ...

High School Hi-jinks Part four - “buzzed”

It was the 1950s. If you don’t count cow eyeballs, most school days at Lincoln Union High School moved along pretty calmly, day after day.  Classes. Studies. ...

A children’s Christmas story The wooden horseman

It was Christmas! The ornaments were so happy! The sleepy loneliness of the rest of the year vanished as soon they were taken out of their tissue-filled boxes. They were thrilled ...

Volunteerism - the formula for a successful youth sports program

You are driving by a neighborhood park in Lincoln and hear the chatter and laughter of young people enjoying a few hours of an organized sports activity.   It may be Little L ...

Shop locally; it makes great business and civic sense

As I drive around Lincoln these past few months, it seems that new businesses are opening throughout the city. Several recent News Messenger issues had stories about the new B ...

It’s a thin line

My last three rides have started in sub-freezing weather. While my buddies and I feel we are dedicated cyclists, others think we are crazy.  It’s a thin line. ...

‘The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death’ predictable but provides adrenaline rush

It’s not a good sign for your horror movie franchise when the most memorable aspects about the original film are that it starred Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) and featur ...

Taking on the Resolution Run 2015

New Years Day has always been the start of new beginnings and unbroken resolutions. I decided to begin mine at the Auburn Overlook competing in the Resolution Run for 2015. I am s ...

A new front door to the Lincoln Regional Airport

The roadways on the western edge of the city of Lincoln recently completed a major and much needed overhaul. This two-phase effort, involving Nicolaus Road, south of the Lincoln ...

Lincoln Host Lions thanks community

The Lincoln Host Lions Club would like to thank all the volunteers who participated in our 2014 Christmas Basket Program. With your help, we were able to serve 236 families in L ...